Sure, he’s been dead almost 30 years, but thanks to today’s technology you can’t keep a good queen down. Forbes has just announced that the legendary Liberace is is set to make his return to the stage sometime this year as a “hologram.” (We put it in quotations because it’s, strictly speaking, not a true hologram. “While it will look like a hologram up on stage,” says Jonathan Warren, the chairman of the Liberace Foundation, “the technology is actually a signature kind of illusion, created by a mixture of software, new projection techniques, and optical trickery aided by what’s called Pepper’s Ghost.”)
And apparently, the “hologram” won’t just be a typical projection, but will actually be able to “interact” with audience members. SQUUUEEEEEAL! According toWarren, those who attend the show will be able to “ feel the warmth from his heart, the sparkle of his eye.”
The two partners are working on a full show, not just a short cameo during some other performance. While full details aren’t yet available, such as when this will begin, what songs he will perform, or even what else will be happening during the show (can a video projection really command a stage for any length of time?), the companies creating the experience are looking to take the show on the road, starting in (Las Vegas) and traveling around the world after that.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. BUT WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TO THE SHOW?